History UsefulNotes / Sweden

21st May '17 10:04:38 PM KYCubbie
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Sweden ('''Swedish:''' ''Sverige''), officially known as the Kingdom of Sweden ('''Swedish:''' ''Konungariket Sverige''), is a democratic monarchy, with King Carl XVI Gustaf holding the ceremonial crown and about eight different political parties in parliament, depending on popular vote. The monarch is required to be a Protestant (Lutheran). The country also has equal rights for both sexes when it comes to inheriting the throne, having a woman, Crown Princess Victoria as heir apparent. For much of the 20th century, Swedish politics has been dominated by the centre-left Social Democrats, though their influence has waned in recent years. Tage Erlander, the Prime Minister from 1946 to 1969, holds the record for being the longest-serving leader of a democracy.

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Sweden ('''Swedish:''' ''Sverige''), officially known as the Kingdom of Sweden ('''Swedish:''' ''Konungariket Sverige''), is a democratic monarchy, with King Carl XVI Gustaf holding the ceremonial crown and about eight different political parties in parliament, depending on popular vote. The monarch is required to be a Protestant (Lutheran). The country also has equal rights for both sexes when it comes to inheriting the throne, having a woman, Crown Princess Victoria as heir apparent. [[note]]In fact, Victoria herself has a female heir apparent in her daughter Princess Estelle.[[/note]] For much of the 20th century, Swedish politics has been dominated by the centre-left Social Democrats, though their influence has waned in recent years. Tage Erlander, the Prime Minister from 1946 to 1969, holds the record for being the longest-serving leader of a democracy.



Eskimoes: False. The closest one can find is the Sami people, who have been described as the European counterpart to the Native Americans (though they don't look all that different from other Europeans; they're related to the Finns).

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Eskimoes: Eskimos: False. The closest one can find is the Sami people, who have been described as the European counterpart to the Native Americans (though they don't look all that different from other Europeans; they're related to the Finns).



* Swedes dominated the first influx of European talent into the North American hockey leagues in TheSeventies, with many becoming stars in the [=WHA=], while Börje Salming became the first Swedish star in the [=NHL=] (which was more reluctant to bring in European players). Swedish stars in the [=NHL=] have included Håkan Loob, Tomas Sandström, Peter Forsberg, Nicklas Lidström, and Henrik Zetterberg, among many others. The "Tre Kronor" (Three Crowns) - the Swedish national team - has emerged as a hockey power in international competition.

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* Swedes dominated the first influx of European talent into the North American hockey leagues in TheSeventies, with many becoming stars in the [=WHA=], WHA, while Börje Salming became the first Swedish star in the [=NHL=] [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague NHL]] (which was more reluctant to bring in European players). Swedish stars in the [=NHL=] NHL have included Håkan Loob, Tomas Sandström, Peter Forsberg, Nicklas Lidström, and Henrik Zetterberg, among many others. The "Tre Kronor" (Three Crowns) - the Swedish national team - has emerged as a hockey power in international competition.
15th May '17 8:22:55 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/StellanSkarsgard is another Swede who has played FakeRussian roles (he plays one in ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' and ''Film/{{Ronin}}''), but he's taken a variety of roles. His son [[Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard Alexander]] has had some recent US success with ''GenerationKill'' and ''TrueBlood''[[labelnote:*]]in which he gets to speak Swedish a lot, if you're interested in how Swedish sounds[[/labelnote]].

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* Creator/StellanSkarsgard is another Swede who has played FakeRussian roles (he plays one in ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' and ''Film/{{Ronin}}''), but he's taken a variety of roles. His son [[Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard Alexander]] has had some recent US success with ''GenerationKill'' ''Series/GenerationKill'' and ''TrueBlood''[[labelnote:*]]in ''Series/TrueBlood''[[labelnote:*]]in which he gets to speak Swedish a lot, if you're interested in how Swedish sounds[[/labelnote]].
30th Apr '17 8:18:28 PM pepsimax
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* Owing to its keen interest in music, Sweden has one of the most distinguished records at the Series/EurovisionSongContest, having won it six times (one behind Ireland), with such winners as ABBA (Brighton 1974), Per, Richard and Louis Herrey (Luxembourg 1984), Carola Häggkvist (Rome 1991), Charlotte Nilsson-Perelli (Jerusalem 1999), Loreen Talhaoui (Baku 2012) and Måns Zelmerlöw (Vienna 2015), with the latter two earning the second- and third-highest scores in the contest's history, respectively.

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* Owing to its keen interest in music, Sweden has one of the most distinguished records at the Series/EurovisionSongContest, having won it six times (one behind Ireland), with such winners as ABBA (Brighton 1974), Per, Richard and Louis Herrey (Luxembourg 1984), Carola Häggkvist (Rome 1991), Charlotte Nilsson-Perelli (Jerusalem 1999), Loreen Talhaoui (Baku 2012) and Måns Zelmerlöw Music/MansZelmerlow (Vienna 2015), with the latter two earning the second- and third-highest scores in the contest's history, respectively.
8th Apr '17 1:39:46 PM nombretomado
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* [[RegularOrdinarySwedishMealTime They also have the world's angriest chefs]]. So yeah, unease and yelling galore.

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* [[RegularOrdinarySwedishMealTime [[WebVideo/RegularOrdinarySwedishMealTime They also have the world's angriest chefs]]. So yeah, unease and yelling galore.
12th Jan '17 12:29:19 AM PaulA
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* Creator/MaxVonSydow has appeared in some 140 movies since his debut in 1949. Among his more famous parts are Antonius Block, the knight who plays chess with [[TheGrimReaper Death]] in ''Film/TheSeventhSeal''; Jesus in ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold''; Father Merrin in ''Film/TheExorcist''; Joubert in ''Film/ThreeDaysOfTheCondor''; Emperor Ming in ''Film/FlashGordon''; Blofeld in ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''; Judge Fargo in ''Film/JudgeDredd'', Director Burgess in ''Film/MinorityReport'', and Esbern is ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''.

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* Creator/MaxVonSydow has appeared in some 140 movies since his debut in 1949. Among his more famous parts are Antonius Block, the knight who plays chess with [[TheGrimReaper Death]] in ''Film/TheSeventhSeal''; Jesus in ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold''; Father Merrin in ''Film/TheExorcist''; Joubert in ''Film/ThreeDaysOfTheCondor''; Emperor Ming in ''Film/FlashGordon''; ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''; Blofeld in ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''; Judge Fargo in ''Film/JudgeDredd'', Director Burgess in ''Film/MinorityReport'', and Esbern is ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''.
22nd Dec '16 7:48:41 PM KYCubbie
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* Sweden has also produced a good number of top golfers, especially for a country with a northern climate. Undoubtedly the greatest of the bunch was Annika Sörenstam, winner of over 70 events on the LPGA tour in the States[[note]]though the tour is US-based, it holds many events in other countries around the world[[/note]], including 10 major championships, and the tour's all-time leading money winner when she retired.
11th Nov '16 3:24:48 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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8th Aug '16 3:13:26 AM Morgenthaler
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See SwedesWithCoolPlanes for more information.

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See SwedesWithCoolPlanes UsefulNotes/SwedesWithCoolPlanes for more information.
10th Jun '16 11:48:15 PM nombretomado
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8th May '16 5:23:24 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Music/{{ABBA}} is still the most famous Swedish band, but there are many others. Sweden is the world's third largest exporter of music after the US and the UK, possibly because of the combination of assimilation of those countries' modern musical traditions and the easy access to free music instruction. Other Swedish bands/musicians include rock bands like Music/{{Europe}}, Music/TheHives and Music/TheCardigans, as well as pop groups like AceOfBase and TheSounds and singers like Neneh Cherry. Sweden is also home to many Metal bands (see below).

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* Music/{{ABBA}} is still the most famous Swedish band, but there are many others. Sweden is the world's third largest exporter of music after the US and the UK, possibly because of the combination of assimilation of those countries' modern musical traditions and the easy access to free music instruction. Other Swedish bands/musicians include rock bands like Music/{{Europe}}, Music/TheHives and Music/TheCardigans, as well as pop groups like AceOfBase Music/AceOfBase and TheSounds Music/TheSounds and singers like Neneh Cherry. Sweden is also home to many Metal bands (see below).
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